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Online Masters of Public Health

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2.5 years

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Qualification type

MPH - Master of Public Health

Subject areas

Environmental Health (General) Health Promotion

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Course Summary

Transform the future of public health

Outdated health policy risks the wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. To initiate change and improve medical provision, interdisciplinary and collaborative education is key. Our Online Master of Public Health (MPH) gives you the experience needed to help drive the necessary changes to safeguard public health without interrupting your career.

Our distance learning programme takes an international approach to public health and puts emphasis on original research. Our Master of Public Health is widely recognised by businesses and health organisations around the world and opens careers in teaching, health programme management, epidemiology, and academic research.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that no country, regardless of income, is immune to the effects of a contagious disease. Crucial to tackling it effectively requires an in-depth theoretical and practical understanding of public health principles and practice as well as epidemiology, health protection and health promotion. University of Glasgow Master of Public Health scholars graduate with a variety of skills, meaning they can make a significant difference to whatever public health environment they find themselves working in.

Run by the college of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, home to world leading expertise across a diversity of discipline, the programme features interdisciplinary expertise from environmental protection, health economics and sociology.

Through its research, the institute has been at the forefront of evaluating major public health interventions, including the countries current alcohol misuse strategy and Scotland’s smoking ban. It’s this focus on life -changing research that elevates the programme content.

Study online, on your terms

Online learning lets you study at a time and place that suits you. Such flexibility means you can learn and develop around your existing career and lifestyle.

  • Learn through video, storylines, audio, or written transcripts
  • Study from any device, from any location
  • Connect with tutors and students in our virtual learning environment

Programme outcomes

  • Apply principles of epidemiology, statistical analysis, and health improvement in the field
  • Identify, analyse, and apply social, economic, and environmental theories to improve services
  • Access and debate explanations for the persistence of public health inequalities
  • Appraise policy and assess its contribution to public health
  • Explore models of disease causation and design strategies to mitigate risk
  • Review evidence, interpret data and employ research methods to meet current public health challenges

Career Prospects

Potential career opportunities for graduates of the Master of Public Health include, lecturer, health development manager, public health advisor, medical practitioner, clinical university teacher, health programme specialist, along with various research positions.

Public health practitioners are employed in health services, academia, national and local government, the voluntary sector, and international humanitarian relief.

Duration: 2.5–6 years part-time (MPH/MSc). For details on other degree options request more information or speak to an admissions representative.

World changers welcome: join us and make your mark

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

Fees: Payable in instalments of £1,667 per 20 credits, totalling £15,000 (MSc), £10,000 (PgDip), £5,000 (PgCert)*; NHS discount: Payable in instalments of £1,050 per 20 credits or £9,450 for the full MSc funded by the NHS*

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

Fees: Payable in instalments of £1,667 per 20 credits, totalling £15,000 (MSc), £10,000 (PgDip), £5,000 (PgCert)*; NHS discount: Payable in instalments of £1,050 per 20 credits or £9,450 for the full MSc funded by the NHS*

Entry requirements

Entry requirements: 2:1 or equivalent from a recognised institution or 2:2 in a related field, with at least six months’ work experience in public health or healthcare; International students: applicants must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

University information

The University of Glasgow envisions a better world, and it’s inspired to help others change it. It ranks within the top 100 of the world’s universities and has online master’s programmes that enable students to fulfil their aspirations from anywhere they wish. By virtue of extensive experience as a leading academic organisation, Glasgow has developed 100% online programmes that emphasise original research and innovative approaches. These are...more